George R R Martin wrote another small series of books set approximately ninety years before the Song of Ice and Fire series, called The Tales of Dunk and Egg. There are three so far: The Hedge Knight; The Sworn Sword; and The Mystery Knight. Several more are to follow eventually, dealing with the two main protagonists of the mini-series. I have them to read once i've started and finished A Dance With Dragons.
Roland Deschain - Half prophet, half gunslinger, all Pastafarian!
"Since Alexander Pearce escaped, over 250 people have disappeared in the Tasmanian wilderness. No remains have ever been found." - Dying Breed